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Mississippi Attorney General discusses impact of Equifax data breach

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:45:38 GMT

Hundreds of millions of Americans were impacted by the Equifax data breach and now, Mississippi's Attorney General is stepping up to investigate and warn you about more threats. "It affects 1.29 million Mississippians and if you take out children, that's almost all of us," said Attorney General Jim Hood.




Dorm Decor at University of Mississippi

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:18:08 GMT

Together the two members of the Class of 2021 have decorated their resident hall room at Ole Miss in the colors of ice blue, warm whites, and gold accents. The extra fuzzy faux-fur storage ottoman and complimenting bedding is so plush it would make a polar bear jealous.




Hillary Pushed Decades-Old "Philadelphia, MS" Blood Libel Against Reagan

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:43:55 GMT

Then there's race. For decades, Republicans have used coded racial appeals on issues such as school busing, crime, and welfare.




Ole Miss Rebels could swap black bear mascot for landshark

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 02:53:43 GMT

Years after it traded Colonel Reb for a bear, the University of Mississippi could again change its sidelines sports mascot.




a Shoot me!a Man shot by officer at Miami airport plowed truck into gates, cops say

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:32:26 GMT

The knife-wielding Mississippi man shot by police at Miami International Airport plowed his truck into a secure zone, hid in an electrical closet, swung from an overhead ceiling pipe and kicked an officer in the chest, authorities said. Jason Brad Pearce, 34, was then shot after he grappled with an officer, wrestling away his gun away before another cop shot and wounded him, police said.




Mississippi hits 51 West Nile virus cases so far for 2017

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:13:53 GMT

That brings the total so far this year to 51 cases of the mosquito-borne illness, including two people who died weeks ago. Three new cases are in Hinds County and one is in Lowndes County.




Passenger train talk continues along Gulf Coast

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:19:35 GMT

The tracks behind the historic L&N Train Depot in Bay St. Louis could again see passenger rail service if the decision is rendered to resume service, which could happen in 2019 at the earliest.




Police: Pickup hits Confederate memorial, apparent DWI

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 03:03:23 GMT

A pickup truck hit and damaged a decorative extension of a Confederate memorial's base, but campus police say it was apparently by accident. University Police Chief Tim Potts told the school newspaper that the driver would be arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.




Bill Crawford: Changing the state flag: morality vs. heritage

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 22:29:21 GMT

Andy Taggart, former state GOP executive director, elected Republican official and once chief of staff to Kirk Fordice, Mississippi's first Republican governor since Reconstruction, has publicly challenged his party to step up and "lead the charge in finally removing from our state flag the representation of the Confederate battle flag." Saying such a move "will make a strong, moral statement" acknowledging "our current state flag is divisive and hurtful to a significant number of our fellow Mississippians," Taggart joins Republican Speaker of the House Philip Gunn in taking a stand against the controversial flag.




Woman Receives Award for 40 Years of Service to NWS

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 17:46:35 GMT

For 40 years, Esta Hayden has taken rainfall records at her home just west of Crawford. Recently, the National Weather Service honored her for it.




Southern Miss hangs on to top Louisiana-Monroe, 28-17

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 13:08:35 GMT

Senior running back Ito Smith became the first University of Southern Mississippi runner to break the 200-yard rushing mark in almost two seasons as the Golden Eagles held off the University of Louisiana-Monroe 28-17 Saturday night at Malone Stadium. Smith broke off a 44-yard run in the game's waning minutes to break the 200-yard mark.




Dr. Justin Brewer

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 08:44:12 GMT

Jennie Rodgers came close to death because her uterus ruptured when she was 32 weeks pregnant with son Caleb in 2011. Although the numbers of maternal deaths remain small, health advocates in Mississippi and the United States are concerned about trends showing an increase in maternal death rates.




US chief justice taking part in Mississippi bicentennial

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 04:21:55 GMT

The chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court is helping Mississippi mark the bicentennial of statehood and its judicial system. Roberts will swear in appeals court staff attorneys and law clerks to practice before the nation's highest court, according to a news release from the Mississippi Supreme Court.




Happy Birthday B.B. King: Collaborating With The King Spotify Playlist

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 23:52:00 GMT

Blues legend B.B. King was born in rural Mississippi on this date in 1925. The acclaimed guitarist passed away in 2015 at the age of 89, leaving behind an outstanding body of work that saw the beloved musician collaborate with many of the top players in the world.




9 years after recession began, some states still unrecovered

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 19:32:16 GMT

Call them the unrecovered - a handful of states where job markets, nine years later, are still struggling back to where they were before the recession. That's true in Mississippi, where job numbers and the overall size of the economy remain below 2008 levels.




Mississippi hometown honors author of civil rights memoir

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 15:00:05 GMT

In this May 28, 1963 file photograph, a group of white people pour sugar, ketchup and mustard over the heads of Tougaloo College student demonstrators at a sit-in demonstration at a Woolworth's lunch counter in downtown Jackson, Miss. Seated at the counter, from left, are Tougaloo College professor John Salter,and students Joan Trumpauer and Anne Moody.




Mississippi hometown honors author of civil rights memoir

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 15:00:04 GMT

In this May 28, 1963 file photograph, a group of white people pour sugar, ketchup and mustard over the heads of Tougaloo College student demonstrators at a sit-in demonstration at a Woolworth's lunch counter in downtown Jackson, Miss. Seated at the counter, from left, are Tougaloo College professor John Salter,and students Joan Trumpauer and Anne Moody.